If the Federal Liberals are shaking their heads wondering how they could have suffered such a monumental defeat in this 2011 Federal Election (especially here in Ontario), they need look no further for the reason why than their Provincial cousins and Ontario Liberal Leader, Premier Dalton McGuinty.
With McGuinty's catastrophic failures as the Ontario Premier over his past 2 terms in office (see: List of Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty's Scandals with Details...), and his tax, spend and waste policy of disastrous mismanagement, Ontarians are severely fed-up, and are salivating at the mouth at their upcoming opportunity to completely obliterate McGuinty and his Provincial Liberals and send them packing in the October Ontario Provincial Election.
Unfortunately for Ignatieff and his Federal Liberal comrades, they felt the wrath of the pent-up anger Ontarians have for Dalton McGuinty and his Liberal Party. Poor Ignatieff was just a victim in what was meant to be yet another symbol in the grassroots campaign of vengeance brewing in Ontario against Dalton McGuinty.
It started with the victory for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in Toronto over McGuinty Liberal Loyalist, George Smitherman, a key figure in McGuinty's record of failure in Ontario. And the movement has been tearing through Ontario leaving the Federal Liberals as wreckage in it's trail. It's now focused on it's key target and it will leave the Liberals both in Ontario and in Canada questioning their party's entire purpose, philosophy, mandate and leadership.
The Liberals have grown out of touch with Canadians and Ontarians, and voters have proven that they recognize it. And they will continue to prove it in this 2010 decade of change and remediation.
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